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Dec 31, 2011 5:00am PST
of rainfall to july where the year-long drought in texas hit its worst month. on top of it, parched landscape. wildfires. over 4 million acres burned. $50 billion worth of losses in terms of agriculture. in august, we shifted gears to the hurricane. hurricane irene, record flooding across the northeast, eastern seaboard. killed 43. billions of dollars in damages. october, it was snow time again. the target was mainly in the northeast. killed 13 people. left 1.6 million without power. many people in connecticut, you remember this, without power for weeks, almost a month in locations. it was basically weather taking people back to the stone age. >> taking them back to their parents' house. i know a lot of folk whose moved out because they didn't have power for weeks. >> rendered helpless because of the elements, in this day and age, all of this technology, still at the mercy of mother nature. >> tempting to move back home. mom does your laundry. >> some good things. >> that's about it. why do you think 2011 was so bad? just coincidence? the trifecta of conditions, was there something else? >> f
Dec 31, 2011 3:00am PST
this weekend to texas, instead of campaigning in iowa, add all of that up, it's clear why mitt romney is doing well in the state and why he may win on tuesday fight. >> thank you very much. >>> president obama is not letting the republican candidates have all the fun. he plans on getting into the act on the same day iowans cast the first vote. the president will address iowa democrats live on tuesday night. iowa then gave the then senator obama a big leg up when he won the caucuses there in 2008. >>> a lot of folks plan to travel today and party tonight. reynolds is here to tell us about the we're. hello. >> good to finally work with you. >> and in the same studio, how exciting. >> well, today our weather won't be too amazing, compared to last year. today it looks like it will be mild. you look along the eastern seaboard, scattered showers across parts of the northeast. residual snow showers in pennsylvania, but before the night is over, a great and mild pretty much day and evening in the northeast. plenty of sunshine, texas. the full scoop and what it will mean for your travel weather coming
Dec 10, 2011 3:00am PST
. people trying to come together after that. >>> the supreme court has agreed to hear a challenge to texas's congressional redistricting plan. state republicans aren't real happy with the way a federal court redrew the map last month. that court was responding to a lawsuit filed on behalf of minority groups. the supreme court will hear that case in early january. >>> let's talk about newt gingrich. he says palestinians are an invented people. raising a lot of eyebrows this morning. he made the strong statement in an interview on the jewish channel. take a listen. >> i believe that the jewish people have the right to have a state and i believe that the commitments that were made at the time, remember, there was no palestine as a state. it was part of the ottoman empire. i think that we've had an invented palestinian people who are in fact asrabes. >>> he went on to say it's tragic they didn't leave instead sustaining a war against israel. he called the middle east peace process delusional. the comments were called, quote, the most racist statement i've ever seen. >>> those comments by gingr
Dec 24, 2011 5:00am PST
of texas where we have rain, sleet, even some snowfall. in speaking of snow, the big question a lot of people have is will we or will we not have a white christmas or is it going to be, well, quite frankly, one without snow? we'll have the answer coming up in a few moments plus we have a game day forecast to show you some of the big nfl games we'll have this weekend. what you as a fan can expect. >> all right, reynolds. we'll check in with you in a moment. thank you so much. meanwhile, fist fights. police using pepper spray, glass being smashed. these are shoppers doing all of this stuff. why? because they're after a pair of shoes. air jarodans. there it is. retro jordans re-released and people are kicking down doors and kicking each other to get them. stay with us. >>> coming up on eight minutes past the hour taking a look at news across the country. in aurora, colorado three firefighters had to be taken to the hospital after a chimney exploded. they were trying to put out flames inside a home and that back draft you hear about sometimes caused an explosion and knocking them off th
Dec 24, 2011 3:00am PST
, you want a white christmas, some of you do, but it can get ridiculous here. look at this scene. texas will have some issues. these are the roads in el paso. a lot of the streets are glazed over sending people on quite a ride as you see there. three to six inches of snow expected to accumulate in el paso before it moves on later this morning. let us say good morning to -- who is that? is that reynolds? >> i know, hard to believe. i feel like we said good-bye two weekends in a row. >> because there was some confusion about the schedule, a little confusion about scheduling, i thought my last newscast with reynolds was going to be last weekend. but look at this little christmas gift. >> i'm like toenail fungus, you work as hard as you can to get rid of it, but it comes back. hello, mr. t.f.. >> good to have you another weekend. today will actually be our last day. a lot of people, again, we are talking weather here. a lot of people still traveling. white christmas? everybody says they want one, but not that much. >> the day for a white christmas was yesterday, because they had plenty of s
Dec 17, 2011 5:00am PST
for the pipeline from canada to texas to carry oil to refineries down there, it's raised the ire of some environmentalists. the administration wants to spend more time studying it and want to make a decision in 2013. this would require them to make a decision much sooner. that's something that the president had said they didn't want, but clearly they're willing to settle to include this in order to give middle class families a tax break. >> athena jones, keeping an eye on things for us in d.c., thank you. >> the senate, not just a payroll tax to talk about today. they'll be in session in about an hour. they have the $1 trillion spending bill. this is the one that will keep the lights on and keep the government running from last september. they'll have a one-day continuing resolution and they did that so they can vote on the actual big bill today since the the government ran out of money technically at midnight last night. it includes spending cuts for the department of homeland security and fema, aid to pakistan. four minutes past the hour. >>> we'll turn to presidential politics. mitt r
Dec 3, 2011 3:00am PST
's only the part of it. we've got the frontal boundary from texas to the western great lakes. rain first. then when you have the cold air mixing in behind it, rain, sleet, and snow. no, you're not going to see a foot of snowfall. it's not going to be as heavy in the mountains of new mexico but slick conditions. once again, rough times for travelers. to the eastern seaboard, it's going to be great. boston, southward to new york, even places like d.c. it's going to be nipping. 79 in d.c., 79 in miami. then you get to the other side of the frontal boundary. 49 in kansas city, 42 in albuquerque and 63 in los angeles, 45 in portland. there ju go. t.j., let's send it right back to you. >> thank you so much. >>> an important story here of interest to anybody with a cell phone. you wonder how much your cell phone knows about you. turns out they may know a whole lot about you. there's a class action lawsuit being filed on behalf of maybe you, 150 million folks. they're using secret software to track you and track what you're doing on your phone. would that change your habits? >> a little bit. i w
Dec 17, 2011 3:00am PST
of the deal, keystone pipeline, from canada to texas. you have a lot of republicans who support this, say it's going to create thousands upon thousands of jobs. there's a lot of debate over how many it will delay. lawmakers want to delay a decision on that until after 2013, the election this. bill voted on today has a provision that requires them to act within 60 days. ultimately the decision will still come down to the president in the end the department has to decide whether to issue, president says whether it goes forward or doesn't go forward will this is an issue they want to avoid. you'll have both sides claiming a victory. >> always somebody wants to claim a victory. athena jones, we'll see you shortly of the pipeline provision is drawing protesters to the white house speaker's front door. >> stop your dirty pipeline bill! >> you heard some of the protesters there chanting, stop your dirty pipeline bill. they showed up outside john boehner's cincinnati office. we pointed out legislation was added to the bill extending social security payroll tax cut. protesters opposed allowing keysto
Dec 3, 2011 5:00am PST
lawrence is at one of the reunions in ft. hood, texas. >> reporter: well, tj, i know you've seen a lot of these homecomings and you know, it never gets old. but the thing about this one is, it's special, because in the case of iraq, there is no next time. >> whew! >> reporter: it's really hard to describe the emotion going on here before the troops arrived. i mean, kids were running around, jumping up and down, they had so much excitement, anticipation of the families. it's been a long ten months. and then all of a sudden, this smoke starts coming out, and the gate rises up. and the soldiers come out like rock stars, literally. the crowd is screaming. everyone tried to make the speeches very, very short, because the highlight was seeing these troops rush into the arms of their loved ones, hugging, kissing, trying to catch up you over -- over what's been missed over the last ten months. >> a lot has gone on. we put our first one in preschool, our first one in high school. yeah, it's big, you know. and we put one in college this year. so it has been a very long ten months. glad it's over
Dec 10, 2011 5:00am PST
in parts of texas and new mexico. otherwise, high pressure bringing clear conditions to the country. cold temperatures. sunshine but chilly conditions in minneapolis and chicago today. high there's only in the upper 20s. the gulf coast is looking nice with temperatures in the 50s. and if you're in florida, looking at highs in the mid to upper 70s. the northeast really enjoyed a very mild december thus far. temperatures in the 40s today for highs. usually it's much colder this time of year. some folks in new england are saying we're ready for the cold, bring it on. >> am i wrong to be jealous of my friends in cleveland that are getting snow? it's christmas. >> no. >> it's supposed to snow. >> they're going to get snow. we saw the first snow of the season in chicago as well. >> i love it. all right. thank you so much. >> sure. >>> saving the planet has been on the to do list of one of the most powerful men in the world for years. >> powers combined, i am captain planet. >> he's got the voice for it, too. you know who that is. last night ted turner joined forces with a super hero in a fund-r
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